Twin Six is Even Cooler than I Thought

11.3.2008 | 2:41 pm

Earlier today I posted that Twin Six was being really thoughtful by passing along all the profits for the XL-and-larger Fat Cyclist jerseys on to me to help defray hospital and ambulance costs.

Well, it turns out I was mistaken.

They are much, much, more thoughtful than I expected.

What they’re actually doing is, this week, sending Susan and me 50% of the purchase price ($35 per jersey) for any Twin Six jersey sold in Men’s XL-and-larger and Women’s L-and-larger.

I called and verified, because I simply cannot believe it, but it’s true. This week, every Twin Six Clydesdale and Athena jersey is a Fat Cyclist jersey.

Brent and Ryan are the coolest.

PS: Be sure to check out the Twin Six home page. I admit, it choked me up.


  1. Comment by Lerjoy | 11.3.2008 | 2:43 pm


  2. Comment by Lerjoy | 11.3.2008 | 2:47 pm

    And I wish I were a fatter cyclist.

  3. Comment by Matt | 11.3.2008 | 2:58 pm

    just … wow!

  4. Comment by rexinsea | 11.3.2008 | 2:59 pm

    That is fantastic. Wish I were fatter as well. Good luck.

  5. Comment by Kathleen | 11.3.2008 | 2:59 pm

    Totally awesome. Those guys have XXL hearts.

  6. Comment by Charisa | 11.3.2008 | 3:05 pm

    Twin 6 completely rocks! So happy they are doing this for you! I do not wish I was fatter, but I will find a fatter friend to purchase one of these for :)

  7. Comment by Marla | 11.3.2008 | 3:13 pm

    What a cool company!

  8. Comment by tri-bobolicious | 11.3.2008 | 3:17 pm

    Hi. My brother is a cancer survivor(testicular cancer) and my heart goes out to your family. Just bought 2 xxxl jerseys and 1 bib….


  9. Comment by paz | 11.3.2008 | 3:23 pm

    I was just thinking I should buy one. Well that closes the deal.

  10. Comment by Bluenoser | 11.3.2008 | 3:33 pm

    Hey way to go, I got the XL.


  11. Comment by Bravo Delta | 11.3.2008 | 3:34 pm

    I met one of the TwinSix guys at Interbike, and he was totally cool and down to earth. I told him that I would continue to support their business because of their partnership with FC.. I like the idea of a bib and armwarmers to match.. How cool is that to rock the full FC kit at the next group ride?? Way cool, is the correct answer..

  12. Comment by Rob | 11.3.2008 | 3:35 pm

    Twin Six is truly awesome. And more good news….it looks like there are additional ‘08 jerseys available in orange and pink. I just did my wife’s Christmas shopping for her, and helped the Nelson family. Maybe today hasn’t been a total waste.

  13. Comment by Bluenoser | 11.3.2008 | 3:35 pm

    Did that go for the Wooly long sleeve too?


  14. Comment by Orbea Girl | 11.3.2008 | 4:06 pm

    What cool guys!

  15. Comment by MikeonhisBike | 11.3.2008 | 4:10 pm

    Maybe with all of the Halloween candy that I ate over the weekend I’ll be able to fit into an XXL jersey.


  16. Comment by Scott in Owatonna, MN | 11.3.2008 | 4:15 pm

    Makes me even prouder to be a Minnesotan!!!

    Elden, you and your family continue to be in our thoughts and prayers daily.

  17. Comment by wb416 | 11.3.2008 | 4:30 pm

    Got me an XL! Chin up dude!

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  19. Comment by VeloMom | 11.3.2008 | 4:36 pm

    Just ordered my first official Fatty gear! Can’t wait for the jersey to get here.

  20. Comment by Jaime O. | 11.3.2008 | 4:48 pm

    This is the perfect excuse for all of us to pig out over thanksgiving and christmas, so we can buy larger jerseys!

  21. Comment by cyclingeurope | 11.3.2008 | 5:08 pm

    I was so impressed with their generosity I sent them an email through their website just to thank them. I too got choked up when I clicked on their home page. Wow, what a company. When I need jerseys for my business, and I will sometime next year, I’m going to them!

    I’ll even send an email to my bike tour clients (I know a few who are XL!) to see if we can beef up that order!

    Jennifer Sage

  22. Comment by cheapie | 11.3.2008 | 5:21 pm

    ooooh…..a FC cycling cap???? can’t wait for that to come out!

  23. Comment by Kt | 11.3.2008 | 5:31 pm

    Those guys at T6 are so cool. And I love their jerseys, so comfortable to wear and stylishly individual, too.

    Drooling over the arm warmers, and the cap that’s coming soon, and those shorts…. I gotta forward the link to my sweetheart, so he can order my Christmas gifts! :)

    Unfortunately, Fatty, neither of us take XL or larger jerseys. Darn that bike riding! :) It made us smaller! :)

    WIN, SUSAN!!!!!!

  24. Comment by Vito | 11.3.2008 | 5:32 pm

    I guess that’s just another example of “Minnesota Nice”.
    Been proudly wearing and bragging about my new jersey.

    Thoughts and prayers…

  25. Comment by AlicesYellowPorsche | 11.3.2008 | 5:34 pm

    yay for susan and yay for twin six!!!

  26. Comment by je | 11.3.2008 | 5:36 pm

    XL Jersey, bibs and arm warmers on the way.

    I may have to race a race or two this season in the gear — but probably not the 100-degree temp races

  27. Comment by Rick S. | 11.3.2008 | 5:40 pm

    T6 is a class act.

  28. Comment by Steve | 11.3.2008 | 6:31 pm

    They’re a class act!

  29. Comment by Steve | 11.3.2008 | 6:33 pm

    ^ oops! Wonder where I came up with that o>0

    Well, it IS true!

  30. Comment by Lisa | 11.3.2008 | 7:07 pm

    That’s awesome! Christmas shopping taken care of :)

  31. Comment by Woody | 11.3.2008 | 7:54 pm


  32. Comment by cwinson | 11.3.2008 | 8:17 pm

    Tonight I was doing a search for Twin Six jerseys to see if they ever go on sale. It is hard for me to buy things not on sale. Anyway, I am so happy to have found your site tonight and to read about what great things Twin Six is doing for you and your family. I will be purchasing my first Twin Six jersey and am so excited.

    All the best to you and your family.

  33. Comment by jwm | 11.3.2008 | 8:50 pm

    Click done.

    I read fc very regularly. I was waiting for the jersey either way. But twin six really made me jump on it with their generosity.


  34. Comment by montanapat | 11.3.2008 | 8:52 pm

    Way to go T6!!!
    Simply awesome.

  35. Comment by Philly Jen | 11.3.2008 | 9:03 pm

    When I was a young’n, I used to ride around the Minneapolis lakes so much in the summer that I developed tan spots on the backs of my hands from the crochet pattern of my bike gloves.

    And I’m still a Gopher in my heart…

    Go T6!

  36. Comment by annette | 11.3.2008 | 9:30 pm

    Yea for fatties! So glad I got a 2nd chance to get a jersey and picked up some much needed arm warmers too. Thanks for the opportunity to help in some utterly selfish way.

  37. Comment by Joel | 11.3.2008 | 9:33 pm

    I had been getting most of my gear (jerseys) from them because they had interesting stuff. I’ll be getting all of it there in the future. Especially that nice, new long sleeve. I’ve been meaning to try a woolie for a while, and how can I turn down a Fatty jersey?

  38. Comment by Mike Roadie | 11.3.2008 | 11:09 pm

    So cool…………

  39. Comment by dr_robert | 11.3.2008 | 11:30 pm

    I normally wear a large, but I think I’ll order an XL anyway. Win!

  40. Comment by diamondjim | 11.4.2008 | 3:27 am

    Susan better – yay!
    FC jerseys – yay!
    Being clydesdale size at bonus time – yay!
    Can’t buy from Oz – harumph!
    Let’s hope those nice Twin Six fellas can sort this one out.

  41. Comment by Mike from Melbourne | 11.4.2008 | 4:12 am

    Twin Six rocks !

    All the best to Susan

  42. Comment by hana | 11.4.2008 | 6:32 am

    I lurk,
    I don’t bike,
    I do pray,
    I bought a jersey.

  43. Comment by Big Boned | 11.4.2008 | 8:48 am

    I just sent a little support your way. Though I could EASILY fit into a large (yeah, right…), I went ahead and bought an XL.
    I love my Twinsix jerseys (all of them). In fact other than my IC3 jersey, just about everything I wear now is from Twinsix.

  44. Comment by Jenni | 11.4.2008 | 8:59 am

    Thanks Twinsix!
    Cannot wait for my (medium-sized-jersey-that-won’t-contribute-to-your-donation-but-I’m-glad-I-bought-it-anyway) jersey!!

  45. Comment by Bob | 11.4.2008 | 11:08 am

    Twin Six rules

  46. Comment by kristina | 11.4.2008 | 12:13 pm

    I ordered an XL jersey, arm warmers, AND a bottle. With all this horsey/pink going on, my daughter will be giddy. Win Susan!

  47. Comment by Sean | 11.4.2008 | 12:15 pm

    Clearly I’m just fat enough XL wool on the way to the UK

    All the best

  48. Comment by SurlyCommuter | 11.4.2008 | 1:09 pm

    SCORE! I’m now suited up with Jersey, Arm Warmers and Bib Shorts. Not sure how I didn’t figure out the magic of bibs earlier in my career – no waistband!!! My “Luxury Body” will be rocking the trails!

    WIN WIN WIN you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  49. Comment by buckythedonkey | 11.4.2008 | 1:15 pm

    Blimey, that is amazing! Big up T6!


  50. Comment by leroy | 11.4.2008 | 2:25 pm

    Just my luck.

    The magical weight loss properties of my old Fat Cyclist jersey means I can no longer wear an XL without risking an online photograph and mockery by a fellow Brooklynite who maintians an alternative cycling site.

    His inexplicable antipathy to baggy jerseys is well documented.

    So I ordered a Fat Cyclist Wooly.

    Kudos to Twin Six.

    (And if that other blogger is reading, I still ordered one size too large. I could say it’s to accomodate a base layer, but I think we all know that some of us just make a baggy jersey look good.)

    Best wishes to you and your family. WIN Susan!

  51. Comment by Drew | 11.4.2008 | 2:30 pm

    Well I haven’t gotten an email from Twin Six saying that the XXL 09 jerseys are out of stock, I assume you’re getting half of that purchase sometime soon.
    Best of luck to you and yours…

  52. Comment by A.J | 11.4.2008 | 2:32 pm

    A lot of love !

    Win Susan!


  53. Comment by Jason | 11.4.2008 | 2:49 pm

    Been kicking around getting one, with just getting married I was going to postpone. No-longer. orderd.

  54. Comment by One of Seven | 11.4.2008 | 3:58 pm

    I’m new to road riding, but my *only* gear is FC, because my husband is such a huge fan. So far, the only Christmas gifts I had bought for him were FC. Today, I got him the wooly, after he hinted so emphatically last night. Alas, he’s no longer an XL, but we’re buying up as much as we can wear as it comes out. Best wishes to you both! Admirable job, T6!


  55. Comment by tethernaut | 11.4.2008 | 4:58 pm

    I will wear my Fat with pride. In wool.

    Wishing you Strength, TIme, and Miracles.

  56. Comment by harald | 11.4.2008 | 7:08 pm

    Xmas is coming early …. I can’t wait to get my XL FC jersey.

    Best wishes to you and your family. WIN!

  57. Comment by beebo | 11.4.2008 | 8:35 pm

    Just ordered my XXL FC jersey. I had no excuse not to buy since those T6 guys are being so generous. You and your family are in my prayers, Elden.

    WIN, Susan!

  58. Comment by barry1021 | 11.5.2008 | 4:35 am

    got the bibs and jacket to go with the jersies. All FC all the time.



  59. Comment by Brian | 11.5.2008 | 6:57 am

    I was thrilled to get a chance to score one of the orange ‘08 jerseys. I missed out the first go round, and now, my clydesdale self gets to help out the Nelsons too? Suh-weet! Liked it so much, I got one of the new ones too.

    Muchas gracias to Brent & Ryan.
    (They’re finally rep’d at a bike shop here in upstate NY!!)

    just WIN

  60. Comment by regina | 11.5.2008 | 9:24 am

    yea I love those twin six guys and I love my twin six jerseys, so here is my pledge to them, I am coming over to buy more stuff, and I am only going to wear your stuff now, well I have a couple of other things that I have from before and I will wear them till they are toast, but from here into future, I am a twin six customer FOR LIFE! because I like they way they are.

  61. Comment by Joe S | 11.6.2008 | 9:59 am

    I learned about Susan, your family and the blog from the T6 website. as the husband of a cancer survivor, if there’s a way I can help a guy out and put some top quality threads on my back, I’m in. FYI, I just ordered my second and third FC jerseys, arm warmers and bibs. I probably have a dozen T6 jerseys and calling me a “clydesdale” would be a compliment.

    God bless you and your family. You’re all in my prayers every day.

    Joe from Ocean City, NJ

  62. Comment by Clay | 11.6.2008 | 4:47 pm

    A couple weeks ago while in Austin (picking up some birthday gifts at Lance Armstrong’s Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop) I spotted a rider in a new FC jersey. I hollered, “I have one of those jerseys — Fatty Rules!” at him out the car window, much to the dismay of my fellow passengers (and by the looks of it the cyclist as well).

    If you’re out there, Mr. Austin Fat Cyclist Fan, please come forward.

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